Friday, August 22, 2014

Atlanta weekend food events, Aug. 22-24

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Grant Park is hosting its end of the season Summer Shade Festival, Sat.-Sun., Aug. 23-24
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  • Grant Park is hosting its end of the season Summer Shade Festival, Sat.-Sun., Aug. 23-24

Wine dinner? Beer tasting? Cooking Class? Let us know. Send your Food and Drink happs to foodanddrink@creativeloafing.com.

Friday

Rathbun's Fri.-Sun., Aug. 22-24 Guest Appreciation Week This week marks Rathbun's ten year anniversary, and it is choosing to celebrate by thanking its guests and offering a three course prix-fixe dinner throughout the week. Details

Saturday

Grant Park Sat., Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Summer Shade Festival For 12 years running, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival has given sweaty Atlantans a well-deserved break. This year the new ticketed tasting event Taquerias & Tequila will join old favorites like the 5K Run for the Park in a full schedule presented by the Grant Park Conservancy. With live music from Bradford Cox, the Wheeler Boys, Jungol, and other Atlanta favorites, a farmers market, an artists market, and a kids zone, there’s something for all members of the family. Details

Oakhurst Garden of the Wylde Center Sat., Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-noon Save Your Seeds and Share Guests are invited to this free event in the garden where those interested will share tomatoes, celebrate their flavors, stories, and learn how to save seeds. Details

Meehan's Public House Sat., Aug. 23, 10 a.m. Wing Weekend In honor of wing week, Chef Stephen Welch has created finger-licking wing specials for guests to enjoy all weekend long. There will be innovative flavors such as teriyaki ginger, smoked bourbon molasses, and many more. Details

Holeman and Finch Public House Sat., Aug. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Academy of Bartending: Bar Basics Learn the ins and outs of tending a bar. In this class, cover the need to know essentials for building a home bar, from the basic bar tools to H&F's favorite base spirits to essential cocktail recipes. Lunch and cocktail samples will be provided. Details

Red Hare Brewing Company Sat., Aug. 23, 2-4 p.m. Third Anniversary Red Hare Brewing Company will be celebrating its third and busiest year with 10 special brews including Bitter Hearts Double Black IPA, Ill tempered Hare IPL, Bourbon Barrel Aged Sticky Stout, and a three year anniversary cask. It will also feature music from Wrong Way- a tribute to Sublime, and catered by D.B.A Barbecue. Details

Preserving Place Sat., Aug. 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Date Night: Peruvian Cooking Class Guests are invited to join chef Jorge Céspedes, an expert in Peruvian and Spanish cuisine, and learn how to cook some exciting Peruvian recipes. Details

Sunday

200 Peachtree Sun., Aug. 24, 12:30-5:15 p.m. Pastry Live 2014 Watch veteran chefs and rising stars contend in competitions, while leading pastry artists share techniques. Details

Preserving Place Sun., Aug. 24, 1-5 p.m.s Presure Canning Join Meridith Ford, a food writer and stylist professional, and explore advanced canning and preserving beyond jams, jellies, and pickles. Make vegetable soup and learn how to can it to have through the winter months, as well as advanced vegetable canning, and more. Details

Double Zero Napoletana Sun., Aug. 24, 4-6 p.m. Gelato Special Celebrate the end of summer with a family-friendly gathering with $2 mini scoops and cones of gelato and an array of house-made flavors. Details

Grant Park Sun., Aug. 24, 5-7 p.m. Edible and Medicinal Plant Ramble Join Lorna Mauney-Brodek, a herbalist and medicine maker, to discover how many of the plants in your favorite park or backyard have medicinal properties or taste great. Details

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